People Moving 20/04/11 – Press Relations

All the movements in the press relations industry in the past week.

Johnston Associates, an aviation PR firm, has appointed former BBC chief comms adviser Donald Steel as an associate director. (Source: PR Week)

Hill & Knowlton has promoted EMEA head of tech practice Amanda Groty to global strategy director. (Source: PR Week)

Alisdair Gray will head a new office in Brussels for MHP Communications. He is a former EU lobbyist at the British Retail Consortium. (Source: PR Week)

Thomson Reuturs has appointed Nick Collier, the head of EMA government relations at Morgan Stanley, as head of European public affairs. (Source: PR Week)

Edelman has hired former Consevative HQ employee Jessica Lennard as an account director, joining from Hannover. (Source: PR Week)

Apple has nabbed Nintendo’s head of comms. Robert Saunders will take on responsibility for promoting the tech giant’s gaming content in the UK. (Source: PR Week)

Neil Hedges is stepping down as chairman of Fishburn Hedges and CEO of the FH Group, 20 years after setting up the business. Current chief executive Simon Matthews will take on his responsibilities. (Source: PR Week)

Former Colman Getty director Mark Hutchinson has launched his own consultancy specialising in profile management, arts and entertainment PR. (Source: PR Week)

Powerscourt has hired John Elliott, a former social affairs and consumer affairs correspondent at the Sunday Times and HarperCollins commissioning editor. (Source: PR Week)

Jo Gibbons, a former aide to Tony Blair, is joining polling firm Populus as a business development director. (Source: PR Week)

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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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